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Looking for practical tips, tricks, and how-tos?  Look no further than our blog - topics explore all sorts of typical garden problems, questions, and solutions for the Alameda County gardener. Read the blog...

It's Not Too Late to Plant Your Winter Garden

Fall Veggies © UCANR
Fall Veggies © UCANR
We are wonderfully fortunate in the Bay Area that we live in a Mediterranean climate where we can grow vegetables all year around. Mediterranean climates make up only ~3% of the landmass on earth, yet are among the best agricultural areas on Earth. For us, cooling temperatures don't mean we stop gardening - many vegetables and leafy greens thrive during our Fall and Winter growing season. Read more...

How to Tell What’s Digging and Eating in Your Garden

  Learn how to identify some of the creatures that may be causing havoc in your garden, and some ways to control the damage.  Read the full blog...

DIY Plant Doctoring

Summer Pests
Did you ever wonder how the Help Desk magic of the Master Gardeners happens? Here are some clues about how the Help Desk answers unfold, using six common summer pests as examples. Read the blog...

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Your Alameda County Garden, Month-by-Month

Monthly Tips from Master Gardeners on gardening tasks you can do each month to make your garden healthy, beautiful and productive.

Advice to grow by. Just ask us!

The photos above illustrate the color progression from pale to intense yellow-green, from green to red in the Hydrangea, and ultimately to the smoky-r

  1. Click here:  ASK THE HELP DESK! (a form will pop up to walk you through the process)

  2. Email us at acmg@ucanr.edu Please tell us:

    • Your name, phone number, and city
    • Problem description - if applicable: name of the plant, when the problem began, history of watering, fertilizing, pruning, pesticides, etc.
    • Photographs of the problem, if possible
  3. Due to COVID our phone line is currently not operating. Please use email or online option above to contact us for help.

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